Isaiah 61:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
MY JOURNEY ~
God, I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. I know that each day you hold the power to make things better. I have learned to trust you through it all. Seasons change and we change as people. We learn to see the good of one day, count blessings and press forward. No need to waste time on things we can't change, but hold on to your amazing power. I find courage in a new day and strength beyond a human understanding. I believe that others read this blog and find hope in God too.
Take some time to look around and see the beauty of a new day. By opening the door or window, I hear birds signings and it brings joy to my soul. Taking a walk and seeing the beauty of flowers green trees and the summer air that is here. Feeling the warm of the sun and realizing the son of God remains the same too. Jesus is the reason for all the seasons of life. Sometimes we must put on the garment of praise and give thanks for all we do have in life. Today is one of those days for me. I choose to see the beauty and all the things God has blessed with me in life. I hope you will also.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.